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Carol Jean "Jeanie" Plachetka

June 8, 1932 — March 21, 2020

Carol Jean “Jeannie” Plachetka, 87 passed away at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire WI. on Saturday March 21st, 2020.
It is with our deepest sadness, yet strongest spiritual faith that we relinquish to the heavens our beloved Carol Jean “Jeannie” Plachetka. On June 8th, 1932 the world was granted an invaluable gift when a red haired, freckled faced angel appeared to Louis and Portia (Smith) Smetak in Philips, Wisconsin. Eighty-seven years later and a full life's journey behind her, Jeannie transcended her worldly being to reunite with loved ones in heaven. Surrounded by family and friends, Jeannie passed away peacefully.
As is the case with most, life's joys and struggles mold us into who we become. If you ever had the pleasure of conversing with this wonderful lady, it's likely you heard about growing up during tough times and the strength she gained from those hardships. Jeannie's life also reflected the importance of working hard and taking pride in what you do. Most importantly, and above all, Jeannie cherished family.
Jeannie married her lifelong love, Robert Plachetka on November 3, 1951 in Worthington MN. Jeannie and Bob were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Gloria, Nancy, and Judy. After living several places in their early years of marriage, the Plachetkas settled in Park Falls in 1957. They maintained their residence on Maple Street in Park Falls until Jeannie's passing.
Jeannie worked as a waitress at the Pal Café in Park Falls for 21 years and as a waitress at the Highway Café for 20 years. She loved each of her customers and was a gracious ambassador for the establishments she worked at.
Jeannie also loved to have company and always offered a cup of coffee or something to eat. She loved taking care of her home, her plants, her yard, and baking. It can't be stated enough how much Jeannie loved her family and relished their calls and visits. Many conversations and cups of coffee were had at her kitchen table. She had the biggest heart and offered unconditional love to all.
Jeannie is survived by her three daughters, Gloria (Ron) Jensen, Park Falls, WI, Nancy Chahbouni, Neenah, WI, Judy (Steve) Hietpas of Little Chute, WI. By five grandchildren, Jim Wardensky (Cheri), Kalispell, MT, Keith Wardensky, Park Falls, WI, Sherry Ernest (Joe Wilke fiance), Baraboo, WI, Pam Wayerski, Steven Point, WI, and Rob Ernest, Neenah, WI. By 12 great grandchildren, Holly, Hope, Jimmy, Keith, Annabelle, Alayna, Alayssa, Kaira, Brayden, Hunter, Kalven, and Montana. By one great great grandson, Nash. By sister-in-law Opal Smetak and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband Robert on April 3 2019, Mother and Father, two brothers, Leon “Cully” Smetak and Sanford Smetak and five sisters, Lorraine Suchy, Thelma Burmeister, Lois Strecok, Shirley Haller, Catherine “Pat” Heffner and one grandson Richard Ernest. May they all rest together for eternity.
A special thank you to the Marshfield nurses and Supportive Homes for their care and compassioate care. Memorial services will be held at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips with Pastor Rick Haberland officiating on 06/20/2020 at 1:00 P.M. Please join us in the celebration of her life.
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